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11 Good Math Riddles

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on September 4th, 2013 12:00 AM.


Math and riddles go perfectly together because they are both children of logic. Math riddles combine mathematical theory and techniques with classic word riddles to make a fun and tricky new riddle. These riddles are organized easiest to hardest. How many and how fast can you solve them?There are 11 bananas and you take 4, how many do you have?AnswerYou have 2 coins that add up to 35 cents. One of the coins is not a quarter.What kind of coins do you have?AnswerHow can you add 8 8's to make more

Antagonists and Riddles

By: Tre Brock (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on August 18th, 2013 12:00 AM.


All great movies have great bad guys. But why do they always have so many riddles? From Batman to The Hobbit the antagonist of the story tells riddles to make a game out of the bad situations they create, forcing the good guy of the story to solve them and save the day.The easiest reason would be that they do it to prove how much better they are than the hero. It isn't enough to win, the antagonist has to time and again prove he is better by giving the protagonist clues. But we all know it more

Four Unsolved Riddles

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on October 3rd, 2013 12:00 AM.


Every time we are asked a question we naturally give an answer. But what if we give an answer and there is no voice answering back telling us whether we have answered correctly or incorrectly. We are exposed to many hard riddles on a regular basis and usually look to the answer before we solve them ourselves, but there are riddles in existence that were written that have no definite answer that we can point to when we want to solve it. Here are four such riddles that cannot be solved more

How To Write A Good Riddle

By: Jay Ketchum (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on July 8th, 2013 09:27 PM.


Writing a good riddle can be a difficult task. You want your riddle to be fun, interesting, and difficult, yet you don't want it to be so challenging that no one can solve it. To write a good riddle, you may approach the process from many ways, however, the most efficient approach is to work backwards and build from the answer up.1. Think of an answerTo write a good riddle, you should think of a topic for your riddle that you enjoy. Next, think of the answer for your riddle. This will make more

If a Tree Falls in the Forest

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on October 10th, 2013 12:00 AM.


If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a noise?If nobody is looking at the moon, does it exist.The first riddle originates, in a slightly different form, from a June 1883 edition of a magazine called The Chautauquan. The second riddle is a question that is said to have been asked by Albert Einstein to Niels Bohr. When looking at these questions in a scientific and logical way, the answer to the first is no and the answer to the second is yes. The first more

Kids Riddles For Animal Identification

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on September 17th, 2013 05:14 PM.


Kids riddles are an excellent way to test the problem solving abilities of kids and can present a fun way to use material taught in science, social studies, math and other core subjects. Kids riddles for animal identification takes traits of animals and asks the students to identify animals based on these characteristics. It is recommended to present a variety of traits in each riddle to give students who may know some facts and not others a chance at solving the riddle. Students can solve more

Knock knock... Why?

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on November 2nd, 2013 12:00 AM.


We all know what knock knock jokes are. If somebody walked up to you on the street and said "Knock knock," you would probably respond "Who's there?" There are few other phrases and responses that are ingrained into our minds to this extent. But where exactly did these sorts of jokes/riddles come from? This question is yet to be answered. We don't know where exactly these jokes were first conceptualized, but we do know when they were first known to appear in the media . The first appearance more

Learning with Riddles

By: Tre Brock (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on August 27th, 2013 12:00 AM.


Learning is one of the main concerns of society today, along with learning later into life. Information has become infinately available with the expansion of the internet, but this doesn't help when it comes to improving your cognitive ability. But rather than embracing this endless information people waste their time looking through pictures of cats rather than learning everything they can. Luminosity, and sites like it, are useful but they are time-consuming and expensive when their are more

Movies and Riddles

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on September 30th, 2013 12:00 AM.


When watching a movie are you more satisfied by Bruce Willis diving from an exploding building while bullets glide by him, or Nicolas Cage moving from clue to clue solving each one using only his wit? If you prefer the latter of the two, you probably enjoy movies with intelligent central characters. These movies all have smart central characters who must use their brains to succeed :National TreasureThe legend writ, the stain affected. The key in Silence undetected. Fifty-five in iron pen, more

Oldest Known Riddle

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on September 30th, 2013 12:00 AM.


We encounter riddles on almost a daily basis and think nothing of them, but where did all of these literary gems come from? If we dive into the past it's not that hard to discover the truth of the first riddles in recorded history. With the invention of the internet unlimited numbers of riddles have become accessible to everyone, but it hasn't always been that way. Before the invention of the internet, radio, and television people only came into contact with riddles from direct conversation more

Riddle from Game of Thrones

By: Jay Ketchum (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on July 14th, 2013 07:59 AM.


Game of Thrones is a fascinating series and show with many plots and characters. A really good riddle, then, is a completely appropriate way to depict the struggle and perception of power. Like most people familiar with Game of Thrones, I am a fan of the show and this is where I came across theis riddle. However, to be fair to "true" Game of Thrones fans, I will present the riddle as it appeared in the book as well. This riddle is given by the Varys to Tyrion Lanister in a very Plato-esque more

Riddles and Jokes of Barack Obama

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on September 20th, 2013 12:00 AM.


Politicians are some of the most important people in our society and they have to make all of the hard decisions with constant pressure on them from the public. But even they have time for some lighthearted fun in their speeches and everyday life. Here we will explore some of the more notable jokes and riddles from Barack Obama.Barack Obama is one of the most easygoing presidents we have ever had. But his administration came under fire in August when the White House Deputy Press Secretary more

Riddles from Doctor Who

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on September 9th, 2013 12:00 AM.


Doctor Who originally aired on BBC in 1963 and was meant to be a show for the whole family because it dealt with science and history. Since the 26 seasons, 7 series, and one large break of Doctor Who it has gotten countless awards including several BAFTA TV Awards and millions of viewers. The mystery of Doctor Who makes this show a perfect setting for riddles. Here are some of the riddles of Doctor Who.I'm something borrowed, I'm something blue; You stole me, and I stole you; I'm quite old more

Riddles from Pretty Little Liars

By: Jay Ketchum (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on July 15th, 2013 01:50 PM.


For fans of Pretty Little Liars, the notion of cryptic messages, hidden meaning, and, dare I say, riddles is not unfamiliar. Based on the novels by Sara Shepard, this TV series on ABC Family follows the struggles of Aria, Spencer, Emily, and Hannah as they are tormented by an unrelenting mystery person simply known as "A" and their attempts to discover the truth behind his/her identity. For those unfamiliar with the show, these four friends had a fifth friend, Allison, who was murdered. The more

Riddles in Folktales

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on November 5th, 2013 12:00 AM.


Every culture and group of people have their own folklore. Folklore is stories that are passed on from generation to generation through spoken language. For this reason folklore is the oldest form of history we have. It was also very useful before the invention of written language, allowing parents and grandparents to pass their knowledge on to their children in a memorable way. One common feature in folklore that exists in almost every society is the presence of riddles; many popular more

Riddles of Adventure Time

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on September 6th, 2013 12:00 AM.


Adventure Time, one of Cartoon Network's gems, chronicles Finn and his dog Jake's adventures through the Land of Ooo. It is meant for children but has become popular across many age groups. With the adventures comes some funny riddles that Jake and Finn encounter.Tell me, voyager, what is simple, and yet also a riddle?This riddle comes in the episode "Rainy Day Daydream" when Jake is creating several imaginary monsters, one of them being the Riddle Master. If the riddles are not answered more

Riddles of Angels and Demons

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on October 14th, 2013 12:00 AM.


This Dan Brown novel chronicles Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon's adventures in Vatican City as he tries to stop the Illuminati from destroying the city with an antimatter bomb. He must maneuver all of the riddles they have set up to shroud themselves. The book opens just like The Da Vinci Code, with a murder. A physicist at the European Organization for Nuclear Research is found murdered with an "Illuminati" ambigram on his chest. This is where the antimatter bomb is stolen from; if it more

Riddles of Aristotle

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on October 18th, 2013 12:00 AM.


Riddles have been around for a very long time. We recognize them today as little puns to be solved for fun, and many of us even know a few of them off hand. But to the people in Greek society riddles were more important because they were very useful in answering unanswerable questions and a they were large source of entertainment. One of the most avid riddle collectors and the first person to actually study riddles with regards to rhetoric was Aristotle. He said the following about riddles more

Riddles of Batman

By: Tre Brock (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on July 12th, 2013 01:17 PM.


From Frank Gorshin to Arkham Asylum, The Riddler's puns have been a staple of the Batman enterprise since the original comics, offering a combination of sadistic destruction and childish humor. He has an obsession with riddles and word games, and he delights in telling Batman and the police of his misdeeds in the form of complex riddles. In the Batman Forever movie, The Riddler found the other Batman villains and essentially becomes the brains of the operation, but he complicates things when more